Hazel Alberta (Fitts) Ballew

Born: Mon., May 6, 1935
Died: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020


Graveside Committal

Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Location: Robinson New Cemetery


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HAZEL “ALBERTA” BALLEW, AGE 84

Hazel A. (Fitts) Ballew, age 84 of Robinson, IL passed away Monday January 20, 2020 at 12:07 PM at her daughter’s home in Robinson, IL following a period of failing health.

Born May 6, 1935 in Robinson, IL she was one of several children of Fred and Emma (Montgomery) Fitts.  On January 10, 1952 she married Donald Eugene Ballew and he preceded her in death October 19, 2015.

Hazel was a homemaker and provided in home childcare.  She attended Prairie Grove Baptist Church, rural Oblong, IL; the Palestine Eagles Aerie #3329, Palestine, IL and life member of the VFW Auxiliary #4549, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Valerie Ballew, Olympia, WA, Fred Ballew and Lisa VanEtta, Robinson, IL; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Bill Russell, Newton, IL, Gisela and Lee Zink, Robinson, IL, Karen and Cleatus Rector, Robinson, IL; a sister, Mrs. Betty Liston, Racine, WI; twenty one grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Donald Eugene Ballew; five baby brothers; three sisters, Nellie Mason, Patti Beasley, Susie Bailey; grandchild Alexis Rector and step grandchild, Robert Zink.

There will be a Graveside Committal Service held on Saturday March 21, 2020 at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Norma Settles
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Please accept my sympathy in the loss of Alberta Ballew. None of her family know me, but my maternal Grandmother was Nellie (Fitts) Shelton. She and Fred Fitts were brother and sister. Alberta and I were close when we were children but grew apart as we grew up. I know you will miss her terribly and wish you God's comfort in your sorrow.

Norma Lee (Shelton) Settles

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